URC Responds to Universal Electronics Suit
Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC) has responded to the latest patent infringement lawsuit recently filed against it by Univeral Electronics,
"URC strongly disagrees with UEI’s claims in the suit and will vigorously defend itself, as it has in the past, and seek all available remedies against UEI," URC said in a statement.
The suit, alleging infringement of nine patents, follows a similar suit, from the came company, filed in March of 2012.
"URC believes that the inventions claimed in these patents were used in products already existing in the marketplace before UEI applied for patents claiming them as its inventions," URC continued. "Products and publications that are already available in the marketplace cannot and should not be patented by a third party since they are in the public domain."